Peer review process

The peer review is carried out by two or more arbitrators under the simple-blind procedure. The Associate Editor selects reviewers from national and foreign academics who are experts in their respective fields of Botany and who, through their experience, can provided a critical, independent, and impartial assessment of the manuscripts, in order to measure the quality, originality, scientific rigor, and credibility of the research. The reviewers issue explicit suggestions and recommendations on the improvement and/or necessary adjustments of the contribution. As a consequence, the scientific quality of the accepted contributions is guaranteed before publication, and the high-quality standards of the journal are maintained in the CONACYT, SCOPUS, and JCR. This allows the journal to be evaluated annually by JCR and obtain an evaluation score known as the index or impact factor.

The final decision on publication of a manuscript is the sole responsibility of the Editor-in-chief

The reviewers will give an opinion like the one included below. The observations and changes that are considered necessary in the manuscript should be indicated, as well as the comments that they consider important and that are not included in the format.

The Editor-in-Chief will send the comments and changes to the authors, including the opinion of the Associate Editor. The final opinion is always the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief.

OPINION FORMAT (editorial committee)

Please follow the instructions according to the form

Is it an original publication?

  • Yes
  • No


Is the title appropriate for the content?

  • Yes
  • No

Requires Changes

 

Does the introduction establish a significant problem?

  • Yes
  • No

Requires Changes

 

Is the initial information adequate to present a novel fact?

  • Yes
  • No

Other (specify)

 


Is the methodology appropriate and specific to the problem?

  • Yes
  • No

Other (specify)

 


Argue if the results are accurate, clearly presented, and substantial: indicate whether the tables, images, figures, maps, etc., clearly complement the results obtained.

 

Does the discussion summarize the results and reach relevant conclusions about the purpose of the study?

  • Yes
  • No
 

The text is clear

  • Yes
  • Requires revision
  • Requires major corrections


Observations

 

 


Final Opinion

  • Accept submission
  • Revision required
  • Resubmit for review
  • Decline submission